Program

 
 
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Wednesday, March 9, 2005
7:30
8:00
Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00
8:15
Opening Speech: Rajit Gadh, Professor & Director, UCLA - WINMEC
'RFID - The Wireless Internet of Artifacts'
8:15
8:45
Morning Keynote 1: Mike O'Shea, Director-Corp. AutoID/RFID Strg. & Tech., Kimberly-Clark Corporation
8:45
9:15
Morning Keynote 2: James Sturges, Director, Engineering Processes, Lockheed Martin Corporation
'Aerospace & Defense Approach to UID/RFID'
9:15
10:15
Session 1: RFID technology in Retail and CPG supply chains  
Chair: Alexander Suh, Managing Director, California Technology Ventures, LLC

Krish Mantripragada, Director, Business Development, RFID Solutions, SAP
'RFID: Enabling Adaptive Business Networks'
Vijay Sarathy, Director RFID Product Marketing & Strategy, Sun Microsystems, Inc
'Mission Critical RFID Infrastructure - Why and How'
Gavenraj Sodhi, Product Manager, Computer Associates
10:15
10:30
Coffee Break
10:30
11:30
Session 2: RFID in pharmaceutical, cold chain distribution and healthcare 
Chair: Lew Kontnik, Director, Brand Protection/Business Continuity, Amgen

Plenary: J. Aaron Graham, Vice President & Chief Security Officer, Purdue Pharma L.P.
'Protecting the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain - Is RFID the Silver Bullet?'
Ian Smith, CEO, National RFID Centre, UK
'UK Government Getting Behing RFID'
Andrew Robison, Managing Consultant, PA Consulting Group
'Aegate: Authentication at the point of dispensing'
Anne Aldous, Director, Sensor & Actuator Solutions Marketing, IBM Strategy, & Operations
11:30
12:30
Session 3: Delivering real-time, item-level visibility in manufacturing - internalizing RFID  
Chair: Ashish Chona, CEO, Insync

Shang-Tae Yee, Staff Research Engineer, GM
'Adopting Wireless/RFID in the Automotive Supply Chain'
Chris Hook, Senior Manager, Deloitte
'Implementation Strategies, Adoption Cycles and deployment Lessons'
Kevin Mitchell, Associate Partner, Accenture
'RFID in Manufacturing Point of View'
12:30
12:45
Lunch Starts
12:45
1:15
Lunch Keynote: Kenneth Porad, Associate Technical Fellow and Program Manager, Boeing
'Progress on Developing Radio Frequency Identification for Commercial Aviation'
1:15
1:45
Lunch Speech: Rajit Gadh, Professor & Director, UCLA - WINMEC
'WinRFID: the next Generation RFID Middleware Approach'
1:45
2:45
Session 4: Impact of RFID on logistics and shipping businesses and services - opportunity for 3rd party solution providers Logistic, Shipping and Asset Management 
Chair: Gavenraj Sodhi, Product Manager, Computer Associates

Plenary: Cindy Braun, General Manager, Maersk Logistics
'Impact of RFID on logistics and shipping businesses and services'
Nissim Ozer, Executive V.P. and CTO, RF Code
'The Case for Hybrid RFID'
Phillip Henry, Solution Specialist, intel
'Sensors & Motes in Transportation and Logistics'
Andris Berzins, VP, Marketing and Business Development, AeroScout
'Wi-Fi and Active RFID: Working Together for Logistics'
2:45
3:00
Coffee Break
3:00
4:00
Session 5: Mandates - successes, fallouts, forecasts, predictions and industry acceptance 
Chair: Thomas Palamides, Business Development Officer, Canadian Consulate General

Plenary: Len Erickson, North American RFID Lead, HP
'HP - Experiences with Projections for RFID'
Vijay Srirangan, Senior Vice President, Tata Infotech Limited

Jim Ferguson, VP of Strategic Sales, AXCESS International, Inc.
'Mandates & Active RFID'
4:00
5:00
Session 6: Standards - EPC Gen-2 : potential, early results from adopters and availability of equipment and tags; Convergence with ISO; Plans for next generation: passive and active standards  
Chair: Eddie Shek, Chief Technology Officer, Vizional Technologies

Tammy Stewart, EPC Business Development Specialist, Texas Instruments RFid Systems
'Basic EPC Transaction Solutions'
Kang Lee, Leader, Sensor Development and Application Group, NIST
'Integration of Wireless Sensor Standard and RFID for Supply Chain Applications'
Eddie Shek, Chief Technology Officer, Vizional Technologies
'Implications of EPC Gen-2 Standard to RFID Adoption in Distribution and Logistics'
5:00
6:00
Cocktail Networking
6:00 Conference Ends
Conference Program Subject to Change
 
 

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